Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

December 29, 2014

Bishop's Peak Double Ascent!

We are out in California for Christmas, and determined to get outside in the beautiful weather.   Our favorite hike in the area of San Luis Obispo is called Bishop's Peak.  It's the tallest of the Nine Sisters, which are volcanic bumps in and around town.   We like the hike because it's got a lot of elevation change even if it is a little short.  So occasionally for good training, we do the whole hike twice!

The out and back hike is about 3.5 miles depending on who you ask.   It's got over 1000 feet of elevation gain though, and it's quite technical.   In summer heat it's pretty exposed to the sunshine, but in the winter it's wonderful to be warm outdoors.   Not to mention the great views over to the ocean!  There's even a little section of scrub oak forest which always makes me pull out the camera.

We did the two rounds in about an hour each, and felt like we got a nice workout.  A good change from the treadmill workouts I've been confined to lately.

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